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Biden convenes congressional leaders as federal shutdown deadline nears

With Ukraine running low on munitions and a partial government shutdown set to strike in days, President Biden summoned congressional leaders to the White House on Tuesday in an attempt to break through a deadlocked spending debate on Capitol Hill. Get a curated selection of 10 of our best stories in your inbox every weekend.ArrowRight If a portion of federal finances lapse just past midnight on Saturday, vital services at the Department of Transportation would go offline. Food stamp programs could quickly run low on funding. Housing assistance for millions of families would fall into jeopardy. And another larger government shutdown cliff awaits just a week later, when funds for the Defense and State departments will also expire, unless Congress acts.

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